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Optics Express

  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 5 — Mar. 11, 2013
  • pp: 5239–5246

Electromagnetic manifestation of chirality in layer-by-layer chiral metamaterials

Lin Wu, ZhenYu Yang, YongZhi Cheng, ZeQin Lu, Peng Zhang, Ming Zhao, RongZhou Gong, XiuHua Yuan, Yu Zheng, and JiAn Duan  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 5, pp. 5239-5246 (2013)

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The three-dimensional (3D) and two-dimensional (2D) chiral metamaterials (CMMs) have been proved to exhibit circular dichroism and circular conversion dichroism, respectively. The layer-by-layer chiral metamaterials, as a category of 3D CMMs, are expected to show the same properties as bulk 3D structures (e.g. helices). However, in this paper, we demonstrated that the layer-by-layer CMMs exhibit circular dichroism and circular conversion dichroism simultaneously by using both theoretical and experimental methods. This work showed that asymmetric transmissions of circular polarizations can also be observed in layer-by-layer CMMs. Moreover, we provided some necessary requirements for the existing of asymmetric transmissions in layer-by-layer CMMs.

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OCIS Codes
(260.5430) Physical optics : Polarization
(160.1585) Materials : Chiral media
(160.3918) Materials : Metamaterials

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Original Manuscript: November 8, 2012
Revised Manuscript: February 19, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: February 19, 2013
Published: February 25, 2013

Lin Wu, ZhenYu Yang, YongZhi Cheng, ZeQin Lu, Peng Zhang, Ming Zhao, RongZhou Gong, XiuHua Yuan, Yu Zheng, and JiAn Duan, "Electromagnetic manifestation of chirality in layer-by-layer chiral metamaterials," Opt. Express 21, 5239-5246 (2013)

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